LiDAR Technology Behind the Hunger Games Arena
If you tuned into the 75th Hunger Games, you’re aware that The Capitol required extremely precise knowledge about the arena landscape. At any given moment, they needed to know where each person was located, and the state of every square centimetre in the arena. So how did they design the arena? How did they get […]
FME 2015 Sneak Peek: Desktop Updates
“Top Ten” articles are great for marketing and SEO purposes, but not so good for when a new FME version is released; not unless you’d like to read an article titled “760 Noteworthy Updates to FME2015″ or “280 Developer Updates for FME2015 the FME Evangelist Flagged as Great”.
That would certainly be a big block of imposing text. So, to save you all, I’m going to cut back on that and give you just a flavour of what we at Safe are excited about for FME2015. It’s not the full list by any means, just a taste of what is to come.
Connecting Clouds: A Dream Team for Spatial Apps
In which con terra combines three clouds – FME Cloud, ArcGIS Online, and map.apps – to put users on Cloud Nine.
FME Cloud: Reflections on 1st Year + Future Roadmap
Exactly one year ago, FME Cloud entered public beta. It’s been an exciting year! And so I’d like to reflect on some of the things we learned, share a few highlights from the past year, and then give a sneak peek at some of the things on our future roadmap for FME Cloud. Things We Learned – […]
The Ultimate Geospatial Data Validation Checklist
To paraphrase Stan Lee: With great data comes great responsibility. As industry professionals, part of that responsibility is ensuring our data is good quality, because depending on the nature of one’s work, making decisions based on bad data could have extreme ramifications. Before trying to use a dataset for some important task, all aspects should […]
4 Ways Automation Keeps Oil and Gas Data Flowing [w/Videos]
The value of data automation for oil and gas companies was evident when I spoke with customers at our FME International User Conference this summer. Here are four of their stories, each revealing automation as the secret to keeping data flowing.
Monster Spatial Horror Theatre Presents: FME Cloud vs. the Zombie Horde
It’s Halloween, and an extra-special, extra-scary edition of the blog. Monster Spatial Horror Theatre with Count Dale starts now. Read it… if you dare.
Q&A: Life as a GIS Intern
Some of us, it seems, have been “doing spatial” since dinosaurs roamed the earth. We measured great circle arcs in cubits… colored thematic maps on cave walls with hand-ground pigments, annotating them with a pointy charred stick… and walked uphill to the office both ways. Really. I wouldn’t make this stuff up. So when we […]
The Cloner-Loop Technique: FME and a Soccer Fan’s Travels
This article is part technical, part evangelizing, and part just plain fun (well it was for me).
In it we’ll cover FME as a development tool, discover an alternative method to looping, use lists to process some very ugly CSV data, calculate which soccer team’s supporters have the longest journey to follow their team, and then “borrow” a recent user technique for visualizing that information!
Top 8 FME Cloud Questions Answered
The main architects of FME Cloud, Stewart Harper & Don Murray, recently held an open mic to answer questions about FME Cloud. Many great ones came in, and we’d like to thank those of you who participated. For those of you who missed it, here’s a round-up of the top questions.